Junior Mathiu Perez Rodriguez wins Goldwater Scholarship

Mathiu Perez Rodriguez, a junior majoring in biochemistry in the Honors Program at The City College of New York, has been awarded a 2019 Barry Goldwater Scholarship. 

The federally funded scholarship is America’s premiere award for undergraduates majoring in math, science and engineering. Its goal is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields.

Perez Rodriguez is City College’s fourth Goldwater recipient in four years. As a Goldwater Scholar, he will receive an annual stipend of up to $7,500 for tuition, room and board, books and other expenses.   

Perez Rodriguez is a member of Distinguished Professor Ruth Stark’s lab at the City College Center for Discovery and Innovation. The Rego Park, Queens, resident investigates plants’ intrinsic defense mechanisms against physical and pathogenic threats.

His career goal is to conduct Structural Biology focused research in the biomedical sciences and have a career coordinating drug development and research on human health. He aspires to teach at the university level. Perez will spend this summer at Harvard Medical School, where he will continue investigating the ubiquitin system, and its implication in homeostasis regulation that drives many types of cancer.

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